The Magic of the Okefenokee Swamp
& Stops in GA, SC, and NC

Our last blog post left off with lots of gators and we only saw more. After visiting the southwest of Florida and the Everglades, we drove north to the Okefenokee Swamp. I chose that spelling but apparently, there are many ways to spell the name of these 438,000 acres of land and mostly water. The name is Native American and ...

The Magic of Sunny Florida in Winter

After getting back from Hawaii, winter felt quite cold in the northern mountains of Georgia. Yes, we even saw some snow. We spent the first half of February getting ready for the official start of our RV life. We thought we were all ready to go and alas, as we were trying to leave the driveway, the retractable steps wouldn’t ...

Hawaii, Georgia and the official start of RV travel

Thank you for your interest in following our travels. I hope your 2022 is off to a good start. We appreciate your patience in waiting for this inaugural travel update. Let me catch you up on what has transpired. This new adventure involves me, my better half Jason, my business Brand Career Management, and Happy (the name of our RV) ...

Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022 – Sharing changes for BCM

Welcome to December. Some of us are about the enter the cold of winter while our friends in the southern hemisphere are heading into the warmth of summer. I am thankful to have seen beautiful sighting of leaves changing color this fall on the east coast of the US. I hope wherever you are, you are seeing beauty in nature ...

Two Powerful Truths About Personal Branding: It’s a Long-Term Game that Requires Feedback

Personal branding is a long game. It’s more of a journey than a destination. It’s not a once and done. And it’s about character and how you show up in the world. These are two powerful truths about personal branding. To illustrate these points, I’d like to share some of my personal experiences. First truth.  It’s not about what you ...

Do You Know The Difference Between a CV and Résumé?

As you can imagine, in my line of work, the topic of résumés comes up quite often. This makes sense because résumés have been a standard part of the job search process for a long time. There has always been a need to document one’s work history and accomplishments. Often, we call this a résumé, but sometimes people call it ...

Think Again, Everyone Is Not As Good At This As You!

This cartoon was made by Urvi Mehta as she was learningto say no as one of her first superpowers.See https:facebook.com/MyCartoonJournal for more of her cartoons.This cartoon is reprinted with permission by Urvi Mehta. The term “strengths-based approach” is often seen in the context of social work, but it is also very useful in career development. The main thrust of this ...

Truth Revealed: Why I Don’t Want To Be President Anymore

Running an event on imposter syndrome forced me to reflect on my own feelings of inadequacy. On March 8, I hosted a free virtual event honoring International Women’s Day (IWD). I invited six female colleagues to join me in presenting Imposter Syndrome: 3 Simple Steps to Overcome It. We had run an IWD event the year before, so we operated ...

The She-cession: How Economic Downturns Disproportionately Affect Women

Economic difficulty touches millions of lives through job loss, furloughs, and the emotional tolls of uncertainty. While many experience the impact of economic strife, women are often the most adversely affected — particularly women of color. This pattern has become known as the she-cession, and there are a few key reasons for the inequality. In early 2020, part of this ...

9 Truths & Myths About Networking in Times Like These

The chaos of no more coffee dates | Photo By Paula Brand Many people are struggling with networking right now. Specifically, extroverts who thrive on in-person interaction may have a harder time adjusting to online interactions. Introverts may find it easier because they are often adept at holding a one-to-one conversation and listening intently, two key skills that help with ...